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Tooting Bizarre

Mike Hutchinson

Tooting Bizarre was a non-profit co-operative of gigging musicians in South London. We released much of our music for free, and you can get it all here!

Art Rock. Math Rock. Prog Rock. Post Rock. Electric. Acoustic. Folk. Experimental. Ambient. Hardcore. Softcore.

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What is it?

Tooting Bizarre was a non-profit co-operative of gigging musicians in South London. Tooting Bizarre promoted South London music, release free compilations of local artists, and shared knowledge and skills amongst their membership. The Tooting Bizarre forums, acted both as community and knowledge base, and provided forum space for a number of local bands.

Who are we?

A group of amateur musicians and skilled enthusiasts in various groups, bands and occupations, all with a common goal: getting the music out there.

What to we do?

We share gig contacts, venue information and hook similar bands up with each other. We have to date released two compilation CDs, recorded a “live sessions” album with seven of our bands, and organised and promoted over 70 gigs in the last eighteen months, including acoustic nights, full band shows and charity events.

We design and print our own posters, flyers and album covers. We maintain a myspace for up to date gig information, maintain a mailing list, and have a busy forum for the community. Our number includes graphic designers, live sound engineers, recording engineers, video editors, VJs and more.

What do we want?

We want you to listen to our music. For free. That's all. If you like what you hear, and you live in London, come to one of the many shows we put on, mostly for free.

Why are we non-profit?

Amateur musicians in London must spend hundreds of pounds a year on promoting their own music. All our members have found the idea of making money from their music, however hard they work, utterly unrealistic. Instead, we choose to pool our resources, and make the money we would have spent anyway go a little further. Our ultimate goal is the promotion of a “Tooting scene” that will create interest for all the bands involved, and encourage a listener interested in one to take a risk on some others.

Contacts

Mike Hutchinson - crikeymiles [at] gmail [dot] com

Gareth Thomas - fagsandfailure [at] hotmail [dot] com

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This is the device. Here presented are the sounds of piano, keyboard, computer, delay effects, voice and other electrickery from VL Hawes and m.htuchlnsuun . Recorded over the weekend of the 3rd/4th of february 2007.
Topics: the device, electro, avant-garde, experimental, vocal
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First full-band album from Thumpermonkey Lives! . All mp3s are 320kbps. "The last person to really make a career out being both so wonderful and outright fucking weird was one Frank Zappa. The world has, alas, moved on since then and unless I revive the college day plan of spiking the water system with acid it’s hard to see this gorgeousness gracing a chart near you." Unpeeled.co.uk "Sounds like a bunch of fuckin’ loons dickin’ about" says a passing woman....
Topics: thumpermonkey, lives, prog, rock, metal, math, progressive, ian gillan, genesis, isis, tool,...
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Second full length album from Thumpermonkey Lives! Released by Tooting Bizarre . "This is a truly remarkable record. It's not for the faint hearted and don't even attempt it unless you've had a hearty breakfast of Genesis with a side order of King Crimson, and been snacking on Primus and Tool all morning. But if, like me, you need a full injection of Yes and Magma into each testicle before you can get out of bed in the mornings, you'll shortly realise that "Bring Me Sun For...
Topics: thumpermonkey, lives, prog, rock, metal, math, progressive, ian gillan, genesis, isis, tool,...
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by Thumpermonkey
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Highly praised full-length from Thumpermonkey . Released by Tooting Bizarre . "Thumpermonkey, exciting, exhilarating and manic in a way that assorted preachers can only dream of. Pig Heart is a stunningly successful experiment in sound, all sorts of sound in all sorts of odd combinations and like all frantic genius style projects it’s bursting with hundreds of amazingly little vignettes that have all had to be incorporated into a mere ten tracks. Truly, a brilliant album and you are...
Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
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High energy extended player and "official" Thumpermonkey debut. Released by Tooting Bizarre . "...sort of like an unholy union of Extreme Noise Terror, ‘Antmusic’ era Adam and the Ants and a group of passing Druids, all plugged into the mains supply by handy little clips to the genitals, which in all honesty needs to be heard to be believed. The work of a warped genius, or just warped? Your call." Losing Today All mp3s are 224kbps.
Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
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by Stonasaurus
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The greatest hits of Norwich's finest underground hip-hop warriors, Stonasaurus.
Topics: stonasaurus, norwich, hip hop, gangster, rap, stoner, baked, comedy
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‘Apocryphal’ debut EP, “Hitchhikers Might be Escaping Inmates”, made in a lost weekend in 2001 using a 1-gig hard drive / 120mhz processor Hewlett Packard PC, all vocals recorded using the PC’s microphone and then rendered as 128kbps mp3 files only. You have been warned... Released by Tooting Bizarre & Thumpermonkey .
Topics: thumpermonkey, prog, pluralism, mike patton, garbos death pants, woodman, rock, metal
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by Chris Hutchinson & Tom Waters
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Second EP from 50ft Panda and swan song... for now!
Topics: 50ft panda, oxford, rock, music, tooting bizarre, chris hutchinson, tom waters
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It's all about the riffs; pure rhythm and sensitive musicianship can make for interesting and engaging music without the need for catchy melodies and lyrics. The duo's sound has roots in stoner (Kyuss, Clutch), metal (Mastodon, Melvins) and prog (Lightning Bolt, Oxes) but is a culmination of all 3, plus more rocking out. The idea for 50ft Panda was to strip back to the basic formula of a rock song: the riff, the beat and that fucking hench grunt of a sound. Tom plays riffs on a low tuned guitar...
Topics: 50ft panda, oxford, rock, music, tooting bizarre, chris hutchinson, tom waters
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by 50ft Panda
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Bootlegged rehearsal. Recorded in Chris bedroom on the 1st November 2008, prior to the Mr Shout album launch gig in Oxford.
Topics: 50ft panda, oxford, rock, music, tooting bizarre, chris hutchinson, tom waters
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by The Device
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Experimental noise EP from TM bass player m.htuchlnsuun . Recorded in one track on Wednesday, 31st January 2007.
Topics: the device, electro, avant-garde, experimental, vocal, lovecraft
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by Part Rocket
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2009 release from instrumental collective.
Topics: part, rocket, london, tooting, bizarre, mayors, miyazaki, kris, mat, nathan, gareth
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mayors of miyazaki debut album "buffalo!"
Topics: mayors, miyazaki, buffalo, tooting, bizarre, music, band, london, england, britain, part, rocket,...